If a license or certificate of competence expires, the individual may apply for late renewal of the license or certificate of competence, within one year of the date of its expiration without examination but subject to applicable late renewal fee. Thereafter, and up to five years after the date of expiration, the commissioner may reinstate the license or certificate of competence without examination upon the applicant's demonstration to the commissioner's satisfaction of continued competence in the respective trade and satisfaction of any applicable continuing education requirements but subject to applicable late renewal and reinstatement fees. Applicants for late renewal and reinstatement shall provide evidence satisfactory to the department that he or she is fit to perform the work authorized by the particular license as provided by department rule. A license or certificate of competence shall not be reinstated after five years from date of expiration. The department may refuse to reinstate a license or certificate of competence on any grounds on the basis of which it could deny, suspend or revoke such license.